DA Xmas Special, Sybil + Tom/Jessica + Allen Interview Delights

OMG can’t wait for DA Christmas special – here is a sneak preview:

Here is a recap of seasons 1 and 2 and a sneak preview of the special at the end – love it esp. from 28:00 onward:

Some additional Sybil + Tom/Mary + Matthew coverage here – love how Allen is so open about his attraction to Jess at 4:10:

A straight-up Jessica + Allen interview here – ooh la la!!

The British Series with the Big House (Season Two SPOILERS) – Mmmhmm

 

 

DA Season Two: The Smoldering Encounters in the Garage Edit (Part 2 and 3 are the entire edits)

 

The Modern Take

 

AHH – I want this Florence + the Machine take completed

 

Thoughts of Richard Armitage came back to me: the shrill lady from Nottingham, the honorable man from Milton, and the evil guy trying to mess with Lucas/John. And Dan Stevens needs to get familiar with the Richard Armitage period drama kissing technique—oh that kiss was baaaad.

Two-hour Christmas special airing in the UK! And season 3! WOOT. But sad that there will likely be little Sybil + Branson action in the future.

King Richard Armitage Week: Richard III Project Slogan Poll

To celebrate Richard Armitage’s 40th birthday and to commemorate the anniversary of Richard III’s death, this blog is participating in a weeklong series of RA blog events for the Richard III for Richard Armitage!/King Richard Armitage project (sign the petitionjoin the Facebook group). Enjoy the fun!

Let’s play ad agency (Mad Men time!) and come up with ad campaign slogans for the Richard III project.

Let’s look at the writing strategies used to create ad taglines for The Tudors.

  • Sex. Intrigue. Excess. Treachery. Power. Obsession. Murder. – List
  • It’s Good to Be King. – Existing catchphrase
  • King Takes All. – Wordplay on double meaning of king
  • Lover. Warrior. Rebel. King. Prepare for reign. – List with a play on words
Here are a few I have come up with—let’s have a poll!

No bots allowed. 😉

Some Background

  • Richard III’s motto was “Loyalty binds me.”
  • He was an advocate for less fortunate citizens, improving the economic conditions of northern England for commoners, and introducing the bail system and a court for those who could not afford legal representation.

What are your slogan ideas? Channel your inner Peggy Olson or Don Draper and post them in the comments section.

Thanks for participating!

Thank you for your vote (Courtesy of: iheartarmitage.net)

King Richard Armitage Week: Birthday Celebration

To celebrate Richard Armitage’s 40th birthday and to commemorate the anniversary of Richard III’s death, this blog is participating in a weeklong series of RA blog events for the Richard III for Richard Armitage!/King Richard Armitage project (sign the petition, join the Facebook group). Enjoy the fun!

Birthday cheers for Richard Armitage! Forty years strong and so much to admire.

Hello, 40. (courtesy of: http://armitage-online.ucoz.ru/)

Armitage senior named his son Richard after King Richard III and, remarkably, RA was born on the day that RIII died. As a result, RA has had a strong affinity for RIII and has publicly expressed interest in developing a RIII film or television project that does greater justice to the historical life of RIII than the Shakespearean play does. There is ample scholarship about the “true” story of RIII, so it would be fantastic to see a redeemed representation of RIII on-screen.

As a fan of RA, I’m engaging in some timely fan creativity about RIII and the idea of this RIII project with fellow RA bloggers. Regardless of whether the project is produced or not, I am interested in the RIII story, how actors and filmmakers have portrayed the narrative, and how it could be alternately presented.

For this celebratory week, I’m going light on history. I’ve come up with some creative fan experiments and I encourage readers to participate in the posts via the comments field.

I hope you will enjoy these posts and thanks for reading!

Upcoming posts:

  • Richard III Project Slogan Poll: Invitation for Reader Suggestions
  • Richard III Actors + Armitage: Six Degrees of Separation: Can You Best Me?
  • Richard III Project: Creative Letters of Support from John Thornton, Ros Myers, Lady Marian, and John Porter’s Daughter: Share Your Letter
  • Wrap-Up

Reader, You Must Watch These: Jane Eyre 2011 Deleted Scenes

Badminton and The Story of Adele (hand-to-hand action)

 

One of Those Period Drama Eye Contact Scenes

 

Bertha and Pre-Wedding Jitters

 

Rochester Pleads With Jane Who Alights From Her Window, Horse Pursuit and “JANE” Bellowing Ensues

I wish these scenes were kept in the final film, especially the badminton scene. The development of the romance between Jane and Rochester seemed rushed so the proposal felt artificial. I’m on the fence as to the chemistry between Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. Perhaps because she is very young, and, visually, this is off-putting (in the book she is 18).

I need to see it again. It was a beautifully-shot film, very reminiscent of Jane Campion.